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Old 06-06-2015, 10:14 PM
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Rare budgie- and rare cross breed

Hey gang....

My wife and I paid a visit today to the Avian parrot store/rescue and came across a pure white budgie, pink eyes, white feet and claws. It's Albino!
This little gal is such a nice bird, steps up, comes up and cuddles and kisses on the cheek. Very playful and hand raised since birth. It's about 4 months old., nearly 5 actually.

Needless to say, we now have another parrot. My wife couldn't resist.
We'll bring her home midweek next week. Thinking of a name for a pure white Budgie.

Also they had a Senegal/ Conure cross.....Has the coloration vest of a Senegal, the beak, but eyes and tail of a conure. Very nice bird, very well natured. Was considering that as well. No one knows just how the breed was crossed here at the store, it's a rescue....so it's assumed perhaps there was a Senegal/ and conure that mated and had particular offspring...Only logical way I presume.
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Old 06-06-2015, 11:24 PM
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Re: Rare budgie- and rare cross breed

Well first, congratulations on the little albino guy . Albino budgies aren't rare though

About a Senegal/Conure cross... . We need a pic Michael!! I can hardly believe that it is even possible. These 2 birds are so vastly different. From different continents, habitats, and vastly different genetics! They're not even remotely related.
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Re: Rare budgie- and rare cross breed

Not only are albino budgies not rare, budgies are among the most likely parrot species to be albino.
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Well first, congratulations on the little albino guy . Albino budgies aren't rare though

About a Senegal/Conure cross... . We need a pic Michael!! I can hardly believe that it is even possible. These 2 birds are so vastly different. From different continents, habitats, and vastly different genetics! They're not even remotely related.
Thanks !!Correct me if I'm wrong, but many stores will sell a white Lutino budgie as an Albino,a loss of blue pigment in genetic make up and typically called albino, then there's an actual albino where it is genetically a true albino, there is a differenced. True albinos I'm told are a bit smaller in size than a white budgie and both can look Identical. Except a true albino is a runt. From what I'm told. And this one looks very petite...But regardless, he has a new home. Your thoughts??

As for the Senni/ Conure cross...believe me I said no way as well can't be I thought....but mark the owner and former Avian vet confirmed it's true.
It has the same dark head as a senni, the orange belly vest as a Senegal, But the tail of a conure and eye outline of a conure but Iris of a senni.
I have never seen one like it...and still refuse to believe it's even possible.
So I'm with you on that....but of course I seen it with my own eyes and held it.
I didn't have my Ipod with me at the time, but we are going back there Wednesday and might even bring that bird home too. I'll have a picture then of it. You won't believe it.

But mark said he's never seen one and is even against cross breeding
but confirmed thru testing ( as he owns the store and certifies the birds) that it is indeed crossed....how? we really don't know, as this bird is no bigger than a small Senegal....with a long tail, and different eyes. His guess and must say I see his point, that a breeder may have had a Senegal and conure in which they mated ( they are relatively similar in size)
for which they had this guy which is what he thinks I guess. I know birds
and this one is one I have never seen.

I don't know how to explain it any better, you'll have to see it as well...picture coming.

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Old 06-07-2015, 11:05 PM
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Re: Rare budgie- and rare cross breed

Albinos aren't rare, they are solid white with red eyes, lutinos are yellow and there's a creamino that has yellow and white feathers.
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Re: Rare budgie- and rare cross breed

Aww, np one said albinos are rare, but it is great this one has a him where it will be a loved, spoiled budgie regardless! Congratulaions!
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Re: Rare budgie- and rare cross breed

I was thinking, the Senegal Conure cross reminds me that there are Lion and Tiger crosses too. Called Ligers and Tigons depending on which was mom and dad. Two completely different felines. One from the African plains, one from the Asian jungle. Horses and Zebras too... I didn't google it, but my guess is that all species that are alike enough to cross breed, yet genetically so different would be sterile "mules".

EDIT: Now after reading Trish's post further below, it explains more about my above post. Makes sense now about the big cats being in the same genus, same with horses and zebras. But then Senegals and Conures are in different genuses.

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Re: Rare budgie- and rare cross breed

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Albinos aren't rare, they are solid white with red eyes, lutinos are yellow and there's a creamino that has yellow and white feathers.
This one has pink eyes...not red. and our canary is bigger than this
Budgie...it's very petite.
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Old 06-07-2015, 11:42 PM
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Re: Rare budgie- and rare cross breed

Congrats on your new flock member! Can't wait to see pictures of her. Does she have red eyes you typically see in albino animals?

Name wise, what about Snowflake since she's so unique
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Re: Rare budgie- and rare cross breed

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Albinos aren't rare, they are solid white with red eyes, lutinos are yellow and there's a creamino that has yellow and white feathers.
This one has pink eyes...not red. and our canary is bigger than this
Budgie...it's very petite.

There's no difference between pink and red in birds. You can look up on the budgie sites about the different types. I love the inos, but they aren't rare.
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